§ Sir Anthony Meyer
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of total aid to developing countries was provided by the European Community and its member States, the United States of America, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Japan in 1981, excluding aid given in the form of armaments; and what are the comparable figures for aid to the least developed countries.
§ Mr. Neil Marten
In 1981 the total official development assistance to developing countries was £17,650 million, made up as follows:
per cent. EC 35.5 USA 16.1 Japan 8.9 USSR 4.6 Others (including OPEC countries) 34.9
In 1980, the latest year for which figures are available, total official development assistance received by the least developed countries was £2,900 million, made up as follows:
per cent. EC 47.4 USA 17.5 Japan 11.7 USSR 7.5 Others (including OPEC countries) 15.9
All these figures include Government to Government—bilateral—aid and aid channelled through multilateral agencies.